Australian researchers are kicking off a large-scale genetic study of depression, ABC's Triple J Hack reports.

The researchers hope that the Australian Genetics of Depression Study, which is part of a larger international effort, will uncover depression risk genes as well as inform drug treatment choices for depression. Currently, Hack notes that patients often undergo rounds of trial and error before finding medications that work for them.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.